Hard-Keeper & Cough. Doesn't that sound just lovely?
Our little appendix named Yoda has been a size 3-4 since winter. He was originally on 1 scoop of oats, 1 scoop of corn, 2 flakes of hay in pm, 1 in the am. The hay would change depending on if they ate it all or not.
I up his feed to 2 scoops oats, 1 scoops corn, 2 pumps of veggie oil, scoop of alfalfa cubes. Hay still ranged. NO ridding because he was just too bony.
That was in march...The past few months we have been giving him...:clears throat: (Each scoop is like 3 cups? ) 1 scoop of oats, 1 scoop of corn, 2 scoops of rice bran, 3 scoops of senor feed, 3 pumps of oil, and the rest of the 5 gallon bucket filled with cubes. Take all that into his bucket...add water until it is a good mix. He lost his winter fur gained a minute amount of weight but still has high withers, high backbone, and ribs showing.
I do ride now and have taken him on a few trails. He was vetted and had his twice a year check up, dewormer, worm test, etc etc. He acualy did not have worms. and was cleared health wise. But the weight had to go up...which was why I upped his food so high over the last few months.
So...My question now is how long before I do something different? He's been on the 2 scoops of bran for the past 4-5 weeks.
Also...My mini won't loose weight. He's on a pasture & Hay diet and gets free handed in lunging once or twice a week. Anything else I can do to get him to loose weight? The pasture is pretty bare so he's not getting alot from that.